We're a Community Interest Company (CIC) - a regulated Social Enterprise.

We provide specialist industry-focussed 6 month paid Returner Placements and optional retention services, curated around robust assessment, matching & placement management processes. It works.

Outstanding retention rates


of our Returner Placements

We gained a first-class civil engineer employee as a result of Transitions. The internship and intern was above our expectations.

Dawn Barker, Head of HR, Crossrail

By partnering with us, our clients' competency-based talent pools become more diverse and inclusive.

And ensuring that refugee professional job applicants are seen and inclusively assessed makes business sense. Our candidates bring experience and skills from across the world — providing new perspectives and creativity, and intimate knowledge of international markets. Find out more about the business case for ensuring refugee professionals are included efficiency in screening and hiring systems.

About the Transitions Returner Placement

Our structured 3-6 month Returner Placements are a compliant pathway to quickly trial and take up the option to retain experienced engineering, architecture and business services refugee professionals. We succeed through detailed skills and qualifications mapping, (in liaison with Professional Bodies and Naric) one-to-one case work and careful candidate selection for employers to interview, resulting in fewer but higher quality candidates closely matched to corporate clients' needs.

The Returner Placement is a way for candidates to showcase their talent - and they can deliver real business value from day one.

We provide quality support to everyone throughout resulting in a high return on investment (ROI). The internship salary is a fair trial-run salary paid at at least the London Living wage (2019: £10.55 per hour). We charge a flat-rate Returner Placement agency fee.

A quick, low risk, efficient way to get dynamic and diverse talent into your workforce.

We charge a flat-rate


agency fee

for our structured 3-6 month Returner Placements

What we'll do for you

  • Set up mutual objectives and a work plan for candidates and managers
  • Schedule regular meetings for staff and candidates
  • Facilitate written employer feedback on skills and achievements
  • Offer regular assessments of interns and business needs
  • Provide guided reflective learning journal and support for candidates
  • Facilitate engagement with professional services
  • Support candidates continuously once they’ve entered permanent positions
Transitions introduces individuals who are viable refugee candidates. The suitability of the candidate is a very important aspect.

Nilesh Thanki, Talent Acquisition Team, Arcadis

If your organisation is new to ensuring that you are including refugees in your hiring pipelines, you might want to arrange a staff workshop at your workplace. We run sessions all year round.

The fee to the employer for retaining an returner placementee or a permanent hire is


Candidates: this fee is not deducted from your salary